January 20, 2010 - Agenda

Senate Committee on Local Government

Senator Dave Cox, Chair


Faster, Cheaper, Better?
A Legislative Oversight Hearing on
How Counties Use Design-Build Contracting


9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
State Capitol, Room 112


9:30 to 9:35 a.m.


  • Senator Dave Cox, Chair
    Senate Local Government Committee

9:35 to 9:50 a.m.
Legislative Analyst’s Briefing.

  • Mark Whitaker, Fiscal and Policy Analyst
    Legislative Analyst’s Office

9:50 to 10:10 a.m.
County Governments’ Reactions and Advice.

  • Hardy Acree, Airports Director
    County of Sacramento
  • Massood Eftekhari, Deputy Public Works Director
    County of Los Angeles
  • Kanon R. Artiche AIA, County Architect
    County of Solano
  • Lou Cavagnaro, Assistant General Services Director
    County of San Diego

10:10 to 10:30 a.m.
Contractors’ Reactions and Advice.

  • Seth Boles, Operations Manager
    Hensel Phelps Construction Company
  • Robert J. Close, Vice President
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Barbara Wagner, Senior Vice President
    Clark Construction Group
  • Kevin Dayton, State Government Affairs Director
    Associated Builders and Contractors of California

10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
Labor Organizations’ Reactions and Advice.

  • Danny Curtin, Director
    California Conference of Carpenters
  • Cesar Diaz, Deputy Legislative Director
    State Building & Construction Trades Council of Calif.
  • Willie L. Pelote, Sr., Policy & Legislative Director
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal
    Employees (AFSME), AFL-CIO
  • Ted Toppin, Director
    Professional Engineers in California Government
  • Murtaza H. Baxamusa, Director of Research & Policy
    Center on Policy Initiatives

10:50 to 11:00 a.m.
Advice and Comment.

  • Time for public comments.

11:00 a.m.


Revised: January 19, 2010 (2 pm)

Committee Address